OTB's Friday Fiesta Linkfest–04/30/10

Posted by Brandon Rink on April 30, 2010 under ACC Baseball, ACC Football | Comments are off for this article

Kyle Parker plays two sports and is awesome.

Kyle Parker plays two sports and is awesome.

Welcome to the Friday Fiesta Linkfest with ACC news from all over the place…

Whole bunch of ACCers on the Lombardi Watch List according to HD’s fill-in.

Fanhouse weighs in on the new Jackets’ D under Al Groh.

From Old Virginia previews the Duke/UVA baseball series this weekend.

Virginia Tech Fan says UVA will be the worst team in the ACC this football season(shocker!).

UVA Raycom Blog breaks down that ‘Hoos football depth chart.

Tomahawk Nation highlight’s HD’s look at the difference of schedule-making upon the ACC.

Shakin the Southland on why they’re worried about Clemson’s offense going into the 2010 season.

OMG! It’s an article about Kyle Parker playing baseball and football at Clemson and what his future is!

ScalpEm’s giving you the items you most definitely should (not) bid on for FSU goods.

Here’s a good feature on Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal in the Miami Herald.

Virginia closer Arico recovering from some struggles as one of the nation’s best at what he does.

Enjoy your weekend folks and thanks for stopping by!

Quick Update on Where You Can Find Me Writing…

Posted by Brandon Rink on April 28, 2010 under ACC Baseball, ACC Basketball, ACC Football | 2 Comments to Read

I write like this, but with a laptop, no facial hair, and no pipe.

I write like this, but with a laptop, no facial hair, and no pipe.

I’ve picked up a few different writing outlets in the last few months and here’s a guide where to find my writing throughout the week…

So there you go…check me out on those sites and write glowing comments on my writing brilliance(lol).

OTB's ACC Baseball Power Poll–04/26/10

Posted by Brandon Rink on April 26, 2010 under ACC Baseball, Other ACC Coverage | Comments are off for this article

Hoos back in business after a good weekend series and the Jackets misfortune with the Hokies.

'Hoos back in business after a good weekend series and the Jackets misfortune with the Hokies.

The ‘Hoos reclaim the top spot, Hokies surging, and Clemson continues to slide…

1) (LW: 2) Virginia Cavaliers–34-9(15-6 ACC)
Week Record: 3-0 ACC; 2-0 OOC. Next Weekend Opponent: @Duke

The ‘Hoos roared back to first in the poll after a sweep of the Terps, midweek, and Georgia Tech’s series loss to the Hokies.

2) (LW: 1) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets–34-7(16-5 ACC)
Week Record: 1-2 ACC; 2-0 OOC. Next Weekend Opponent: @NC State

Jackets lost a home series to Coastal foe Virginia Tech.

3) (LW: 3) Miami Hurricanes–29-11(15-6 ACC)
Week Record: 1-2 ACC; 1-0 OOC. Next Weekend Opponent: Maryland

Canes lost a couple of heartbreakers in a battle of series at FSU–two walk-off 9th inning losses to the Noles.

4) (LW: 4) Florida State Seminoles–31-10(14-7 ACC)
Week Record: 2-1 ACC; 1-0 OOC. Next Weekend Opponent: LeMoyne

The ‘Noles started pulling away in the Atlantic this weekend with a series win over rival Miami and Clemson/NC State’s struggles.

5) (LW: 6) Virginia Tech Hokies–28-14(11-10 ACC)
Week Record: 2-1 ACC; 1-0 OOC. Next Weekend Opponent: BC

Virginia Tech continued their impressive run through the ACC in the tough Coastal with a series win at Georgia Tech.

6) (LW: 5) Clemson Tigers–25-17(11-10 ACC)
Week Record: 1-2 ACC; 1-0 OOC. Next Weekend Opponent: Florida Gulf Coast

Same song, different verse for Clemson, lost the home series to UNC and now 7 of their last 9 ACC games. You can check out my more extensive recaps for the Clemson games with UNC at ACC-Fans.com here for game one and here for games two/three.

7) (LW: 9) Boston College Eagles–23-17(12-9 ACC)
Week Record: 3-0 ACC; 1-0 OOC. Next Weekend Opponent: @Virginia Tech

Eagles rocked the Pack for a sweep and are climbing the rankings with a big series at Virginia Tech coming up.

8) (LW: 8) NC State Wolfpack–26-16(9-12 ACC)
Week Record: 0-3 ACC; 1-0 OOC. Next Weekend Opponent: Georgia Tech

Pack suffered a set-back against the Eagles with a sweep.

8) (LW: 8) North Carolina Tar Heels–25-17(8-13 ACC)
Week Record: 2-1 ACC; 1-0 OOC. Next Weekend Opponent: Elon

Tar Heels took Clemson by storm with a couple of great pitching performances in a series win from Matt Harvey and Patrick Johnson.

10) (LW: 10) Duke Blue Devils–23-18(7-14ACC)
Week Record: 1-2 ACC; 0-1 OOC. Next Weekend Opponent: Virginia

Blue Devils continued to struggle with another losing week after struggling against Wake Forest–NCAA hopes fading now.

11) (LW: 11) Maryland Terrapins–15-28(4-17 ACC)
Week Record: 0-3 ACC; 1-1 OOC. Next Weekend Opponent: @Miami

Oh, the Terps, another sweep, yeah.

12) (LW: 12) Wake Forest Demon Deacons–12-31(4-17 ACC)
Week Record: 2-1 ACC; 0-2 OOC. Next Weekend Opponent: N/A

Deacs won a series!

The countdown is on to the ACC and NCAA Tournaments–some teams are stumbling while others are taking advantage.